At 10am on Dec 1-2020, Mike McGrenere found a Black Phoebe perched in the branches over the small pond on Welch Rd south of Livesay Rd in Saanich. He was able to obtain record shots of the bird.
Map to location of bird HERE
This is the 32nd record for BC.
The bird was still present as of Feb 28/2021 and has been viewed by multiple observers.
*As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 metres apart when viewing this bird. Please follow all public health directives (including not birding in groups) during this pandemic. The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*
***There is a public health order now in effect restricting non-essential travel from your local health region to anywhere in the province or elsewhere in Canada. It also requires you to limit those you gather with to your core bubble. You can read it HERE***
**eBird's statement on how to bird mindfully during the pandemic can be viewed HERE**
|Black Phoebe in Saanich - Photo: Liam Singh|